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Council President Young to celebrate Baltimore native on Daytona 500 win



BALTIMORE, MD – City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will present a resolution at Monday’s City Council meeting honoring Baltimore native and NASCAR Pit Crew member Derrell Edwards.


Derrell Edwards is a Baltimore native and former Dunbar basketball player who played basketball at High Point University. Now, he's a jackman and rear tire carrier for Austin Dillon's No. 3 car team on NASCAR's top circuit, and he helped the crew win the Daytona 500 Feb. 18. 


In just eight years Edwards went from high school basketball player with no knowledge of NASCAR to being part of the team behind one of the sport's most iconic cars (the No. 3 was previously driven by Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Sr.) that won the sport's biggest race.


“Derrell Edwards is a testament to what hard work and determination can achieve,” Council President Young said. “It is great to see a young man from Baltimore break barriers in a sport like NASCAR. Baltimore is extremely proud of Derrell and lifts up your success as a living example to all the young boys and girls in our city.”


Edwards’s resolution will be received by his mother, Christine Edwards.


WHO: Council President Young, Christine Edwards


WHAT: City Council resolution for Derrell Edwards.


WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Baltimore City Hall, fourth floor, Council Chambers. Please bring photo I.D. for entrance into City Hall.






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